I finally got a workshop......

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Blog entry by Kristoffer posted 09-21-2009 07:58 PM 1248 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I finally got a workshop and moved all of my tools to their new home. I was lucky enough to find a very nice industrial desk and credenza on craigslist (FOR FREE) to use for storage and assembly. I picked up some rubber drawer liners to keep things from sliding around, and I really wish that they came sized to fit. I was cutting the liners to fit their respective drawers and was soon reminded that it’s usually the small things that bite ya. With ALLLLL of the VERY STUPID things that I have done with power tools throughout my carpentry career without incident…... It was cutting drawer liners with a utility knife that took off my finger tip. No, guys, I am not bragging! This post is just a real reminder that NO MATTER HOW SMALL THE TASK, ALWAYS PUT SAFETY FIRST!!!!

Cheers and God Bless,
Kristoffer H.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#1 posted 09-21-2009 08:33 PM

Geez, Kris…So I guess it’s congratulations on the one hand, but on the other hand..Oops!!
Focused and aware at ALL times, my Friend! Of all the saws I’ve used, I’ve only cut myself with my coping saw, and that one repeatedly! I never think to be careful, with such a “puny” little thing…
Get that finger healed up, the shop’s still waiting for you!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#2 posted 09-21-2009 08:46 PM

congratulations on the one hand! (the other hand does not share the luck apparently…)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 09-21-2009 08:47 PM

Sorry about your accident Kristoffer, but I hope you enjoy your new workshop.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 09-21-2009 10:03 PM

ouch…..that stinks… was probably the hand you dont use as much… its gotta heal and that will take just a little time…..well you have to start getting your scars early…gotta start haveing your bragging scars…..when you start having children…..ya tell them…..ya see this one…...and they will say…boy that was dumb dad……..carry on….....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 09-22-2009 04:24 AM

No wonder you didn’t use the letter “j” in your post…

all joking aside, thanks for the reminder and good recovering. Also, congrats on the new shop. Don’t forget to take some photos for us along the way.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#6 posted 09-22-2009 04:49 AM

I’m glad to hear you have a shop now. Sorry to hear about your mishap. Get the hand healed and you’ll be back to work soon.

-- John @

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#7 posted 09-22-2009 04:59 AM

Congrats on the new work shop.

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#8 posted 09-22-2009 05:21 AM

You Got it saftey first.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 09-22-2009 06:50 AM

Thanks so much for the “get wells” and all the “congrats”! I love this community. Great folks around every click of the mouse.
Well, with a little bit of 2nd Skin, a couple of buterfly straps and some gauze (I have a HUGE fear of hospitals and it turns out that I’m not the kid I used to be, stitching up my own cuts and all)..... I made it back to the shop, finished the drawer liners and got a few things put away. I’ll be back at the shop tomorrow. As soon as I get things in some sort of order, I will post some pics. Granted, it’s nothing compared to some, but it is my little slice of heaven. MIke, I hear ya, being able to turn around right to your next station is better than it sounds.
Again, THANK YOU ALL for your comments and be careful out there.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#10 posted 09-22-2009 05:29 PM

I sent you a message Kristoffer, but forgot you had gotten a new workshop and that I had commented on it. It’s probably early senility! Congrats again on the new shop.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 12-02-2009 08:26 PM

Glad to hear that you are getting started on your shop. It is always fun to have a place to work and putter around. But as you know Safety First..

‘The SedcoKid’

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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